The Story Behind One of the Oldest Art Glass Studios in the US #ArtTuesday
Hyperallergic takes a look at Judson Studios and the history behind stained glass.
At its core, stained glass is an architectural medium, making it a challenge to mount an exhibition when many of the works are installed in buildings throughout the city and across the country. The exhibition’s curator, James Fishburne, uses a mix of photographs, working drawings, and show pieces, or duplicate glass works, from Judson’s archives, to tell the studio’s story. For those who want to see their work in situ, Judson has created several glass works for Forest Lawn buildings, including windows for the Hall of Crucifixion-Resurrection located directly next to the museum, which houses a 195-foot-long painting of the crucifixion of Jesus. Although there is no catalogue for the show, a book released last year Judson: Innovation in Stained Glass provides a worthwhile complement.
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